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Our long-time editor and fleet expert, Mike Antich, offers opinions and ideas on the overall commercial fleet industry and draws interesting comments from fleet managers and other industry professionals from across the country. Mike was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Entitlement Mentality Leads to Vehicle Abuse

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Many times employees who have an “entitlement mentality” do not have a sense of responsibility to take care of the company asset as if it was their own. This impacts fleet costs. A company vehicle in poor condition because of driver abuse or neglect will result in lost resale value or incur unnecessary reconditioning expense at auction.

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Predictive Analytics to Revolutionize Last-Mile Delivery

Last-mile delivery is the fastest growing vocational fleet segment.

Not only is last-mile delivery the fastest growing vocational fleet segment, it is also demonstrating that it will be an early adopter exploiting the technologies and business practices that will become the new core fleet management tools to be employed in the next decade of the 2020s.

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Upfitter Backlogs Created by Strong Truck Demand

The increased upfitter volume delayed some ship-thru units, impacting the overall...

Strong demand for light- and medium-duty trucks in the 2018 model-year increased order-to-delivery (OTD) times, resulting in widespread upfitter backlogs despite reduced fleet allocation availability due to competing strong retail demand for trucks.

Fleet Incentives

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Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

To keep the fleet within a manageable age, a consistent replacement budget must be maintained....

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that influence TCO are fixed costs, operating expenses, incidental costs, and depreciation/resale value. A key factor that drives these lifecycle categories is a vehicle’s service life.

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2019 Subaru Ascent

The brand new 2019 Subaru Ascent is the automaker’s biggest model yet.

The brand new 2019 Ascent puts Subaru into an important but crowded American segment — the midsize, three-row crossover.

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The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

There are other corporate functions that do not have procurement category managers.

Most in procurement take the position that fleet’s primary responsibility is to buy assets and services, which annually can range from millions to tens of millions of dollars in expenditures. This amount of corporate spend requires it be managed by someone with superb negotiation skills and proven procurement acumen.

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